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Seychelles Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
Other EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


To enter the Seychelles, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for the Seychelles are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above as long as they have an onward or return ticket, proof of sufficient funds and organised accommodation for the duration of their stay.

A visitor's permit, valid for up to three months (but often a month initially), is issued free of charge on arrival.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for the Seychelles.


Passengers in transit must have tickets with reserved seats for their onward journey.

Extension of stay

You can extend your visitor's permit for a period of up to three months from the date of issue and for successive periods not exceeding three months at a time to a maximum period of 12 months. There is a fee of Rs5,000 (approximately £290) for each three-month extension (the first three months are free). You must apply at the Department of Immigration at least a week before your current permit expires.

Entry with children

Single parents are sometimes asked for documentation proving their parental responsibility.

Entry with pets

If you are coming to the Seychelles as a visitor, bringing your pet isn't an option, as animals can only be imported for a minimum period of six months. If you are planning on staying longer, you must obtain an import permit. Your animal requires an up-to-date rabies vaccination certificate and a veterinary health certificate. Depending on your country of origin, your pet will also need to undergo a period of quarantine of two weeks to six months. 

Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in the Seychelles

Telephone: 428 3666.
Address: , 3rd Floor, Oliaji Trade Centre Francis Rachel Street, Mahé, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs, 0800-1200.

Consulate of the Seychelles in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7935 7770.
Address: , 111 Baker Street, London, W1U 6RR,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0800-1500, Fri 0800-1400.

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in the USA

Telephone: (212) 972 1785.
Address: , , , ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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